A commenter left this on a thread below and it deserves its own thread. Media Matters has an amusing report on Pat Robertson’s appearance on Fox News a few days ago talking about Terri Schiavo. He says:
You know, on my program today, I read in detail the finding of a noted Nobel Prize-winning neurologist named Dr. Himmelfarb.
Not only is he confusing William Hammesfahr with, presumably, Gertrude Himmelfarb, but he’s taken the man’s utterly fraudulent claim of a Nobel Prize nomination and turned it into an actual Nobel Prize! He’s also predictably using this situation to promote the right wing war on the judiciary and argue that the solution is to get more conservative judges on the bench. But it was conservative judges who ruled against him in this case all the way up the line, from the trial judge to the 11th circuit to the Supreme Court. It was the most conservative judge of them all, Judge Birch, who hammered Congress and the White House for getting involved in the first place and passing unconstitutional legislation to do it.
I think we need some sort of hall of fame for non-existent awards. We could put Dr. Hammesfahr’s “Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine” next to Bill O’Reilly’s Peabody award. Speaking of O’Reilly, how about this little gem of stupidity from March 30th:
“Al Qaeda is not the most intense threat to your freedom — it’s the American Civil Liberties Union.”
From the same obnoxious cretin who has also said that, “Hitler would be a card-carrying ACLU member. So would Stalin.” How does any sane person with an IQ over 8 take this idiot seriously?